The Young African Women Congress (YAWC) 2024 Annual Global Convocation is set to take place in Abuja, the administrative capital of Nigeria from 27th to 31st October, 2024 under the theme, “Enhancing Women’s Economic Empowerment through Technology and Innovation.

Since its inception in 2016, the Young African Women Congress convocation has impacted thousands of young women of African descent who are living in Africa and the diaspora and it has positioned them to be change agents in their communities.

The annual global event which is being held for the first time in Africa’s most populous nation, since its inception in 2016, will bring together about 4000 women from various countries on the African continent and the diaspora to advance the aforementioned theme, which is in line with the Sustainable Development Goal 5.

Participants will be drawn from the corporate sector; the NGO space; politics and governance; arts and entertainment; entrepreneurship and business; tech and innovation; tertiary students; among others. This year’s edition will provide a platform for young African women to chart a path for sustainable empowerment for all African women and girls, taking into account the diverse cultures and histories of African nations and the diaspora world.

It will feature renowned women leaders across Africa, Europe, America and Asia; business giants and officials from the UN Women and the African Union Commission as leaders of the conversation at the congress. Participants of this year’s edition will also be given the opportunity to present their projects at the parallel sessions. Other events that will be held on the side-lines of the congress includes cultural night, sporting activities, gala dinner, etc. There is also an opportunity for other organisations and groups to host side events and pre-conference events.

YAWC convocation is open to young women of Africa and the diaspora who wish to be a part of the biggest platform for women empowerment in Africa. The platform promotes knowledge sharing and intellectual discourse and most importantly, engenders a strong sense of belonging which propels participants to become changemakers in their immediate environments with rippling effects on the continent and the world at large.

Registration is currently on-going and prospective participants can log on to the official website, www.yawcafrica.org to register and be part of this life changing experience.